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LOCKPORT – Allan T. Spedding, who was charged with injuring two policemen during a Jan. 5 fracas in a Lockport fast-food eatery, has been committed to a state mental institution for up to a year.

Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas signed the commitment order Friday for Spedding, 37, of Main Street, Lockport. Psychiatrists who examined him agreed that he was mentally incompetent to stand trial. The matter will be re-examined if state psychiatrists say treatment has made Spedding competent.

He was indicted on two counts of second-degree assault and single counts of resisting arrest, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct in the incident at the Subway restaurant in the Lockview Plaza on Main Street.

A police report said Spedding was “out of control” and said he was trying to push over a glass display case. One officer underwent knee surgery and another missed work time with a back injury suffered in subduing Spedding.

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